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    I am working in Alpha 4 v7. When I try to view a report I get an error message "cannot initialize printer database" when I hit continue, I get another error message "no more file handles left"

    Can anyone give me suggestions. I am at a standstill at work.

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    Default RE: cannot initialize printer database

    Juanita

    Look at this message. It has the answer for you.

    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/alphaphorum/read.php3?sortby=lastreply&direction=desc&num=9&id=353&thread=353

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    Default Re: cannot initialize printer database

    Exact problems of Junaita, just can't get link to work,
    Yep, cut and pasted, to url spot, just get error message, wondering if tread still there ?

    Need the answer, please

    Thanks
    Mihalo

    P.S.
    in review, did recommeded search, XP running 4v8, getting
    "cannot initialize printer database" error message,
    Running HP 3 in 1 printer, won't mind getting a updated printer list ?

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    Default Re: cannot initialize printer database

    File handles is the likely culprit...search on this and you'll get a bunch of hits.

    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...hlight=handles

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    Default Re: cannot initialize printer database

    Helpful , put not solving the problem,

    Using Xp, 4v8, Hp 3 and 1 printer

    Increased handles in the config.nt

    but at last no go,

    Got some problem here,
    anyone in know willing, to give me a ph# and a good time to call , to walk me through this ?



    Thanx
    Mike

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    Default Re: cannot initialize printer database

    Say my old computer died, and had solved this problem years ago, but my new old computer
    Xp - running a4v8 (still) (have it macroed well)
    Get error "cannot initialize printer database" and cannot remember how I solved this problem many years ago

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    Default Re: cannot initialize printer database

    Quote Originally Posted by lameass1 View Post
    Say my old computer died, and had solved this problem years ago, but my new old computer
    Xp - running a4v8 (still) (have it macroed well)
    Get error "cannot initialize printer database" and cannot remember how I solved this problem many years ago
    Should you increase the file handles?

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